(Duluth, GA., April 4, 2008) -- Barco announced today that its North American avionics division has been awarded the 2007 Performance Excellence Award by The Boeing Company. With the award, Boeing's Advanced System Supplier Management team recognizes Barco for meeting the stringent criteria for Gold level suppliers for a period of 12 consecutive months.
Avionics specialist Barco has been a long-standing provider of advanced Standby Flight Displays for Boeing's V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. To this day, over 120 displays have been integrated into the flight decks of the V-22s operated by the US Marine Corps and the US Air Force.
"Performance excellence is imperative to the success of our companies. The employees of Barco's North American Avionics Division have exhibited dedication to our high-performance standards. The Boeing Company is committed to the practice of 'Working Together' to foster continued growth for our top performing suppliers and providing the best value to our customers," attests Janell D. Bursac, Director Supplier Management Advanced Systems at Boeing.
"We appreciate this recognition for our efforts to provide Boeing with advanced cockpit displays 100% on time and with zero defects for twelve consecutive months," states Yves Vanhauwaert, General Manager of Barco's Avionics Division. "This Performance Excellence Award reflects our dedication to serving the needs of Boeing and our aerospace customers in general. I would like to sincerely thank our employees worldwide for contributing to this achievement."